Medical Center & Health Care
2/20/2015 Cut the Sugar, Up the Good Fats Stony Brook Medicine Registered Dietician Gives New Strategies for Heart Healthy NutritionEggs, anyways you like them, might be back on the breakfast menu. For decades, dietary cholesterol has been the focus of nutrition-related heart disease prevention. But now, as the US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is preparing its 2015 report, new evidence has opened up the discussion that dietary cholesterol may not play as harmful of a role in heart disease as once thought.
2/17/2015 Oncology Nurses at Stony Brook University Hospital Share the Medicine of Love, Host Romantic Evenings for Their PatientsThere's a new dating hot-spot and it's at Stony Brook University Hospital. A group of oncology nurses have been playing cupid, putting together a 'date night' for their patients right in their hospital rooms - with the hopes that these patients will forgot about having cancer, even just for a little while.
2/13/2015 IT'S A GIRL! The Midwifery Practice at Stony Brook Celebrate their 10,000th Birth The Midwifery Practice at Stony Brook celebrated their 10,000th birth yesterday. The Midwives created a countdown on social media and were anticipating this birth for a few weeks! With three women admitted into the Labor and Delivery Unit at Stony Brook University Hospital on Wednesday night, the race was on to see which baby would be "crowned" number 10,000th!
2/3/2015 After the Storm: Tips for Surviving Old Man Winter's InconveniencesAs each winter storm ends and it's time to get back the daily grind, getting out of the house and back on the roads could come with some risk and potential injury. Experts from the Stony Brook University Trauma Center share some tips that go beyond the usual winter safety driving advice and touch upon those often overlooked inconveniences that winter storms leave behind in order to decrease injuries and major accidents.
2/2/2015 Women: Have Questions About Heart Disease?Heart disease is often thought of as a health problem for men, but more and more women die of heart disease each year than men, and from any other disease including breast cancer. One challenge is that some heart disease symptoms in women may be different from those in men.
1/29/2015 Stony Brook University Alum and Light Welterweight Champ Chris Algieri Makes Kids at Stony Brook Children's Hospital Champs for The Day Light Welterweight Champion Chris Algieri took some time away from the ring and training yesterday to visit patients at Stony Brook Children's Hospital. Stony Brook is familiar territory for Algieri, who graduated from the University with a bachelor's degree in healthcare sciences in 2007. He met with patients and their parents in the Child Life Playroom the hospital where he signed autographs, took pictures and showed the kids his WBO Light Welterweight Champion belt, which resulted in a lot of smiles and 'ooh's and ah's.'
1/26/2015 Stony Brook Trauma Center Experts Shares Safety Tips in Severe Winter Weather ConditionsThe cold weather not only brings snow, ice and chilly weather, but a number of hazards such as slips and falls from wet floors and icy stairs; frostbite and hypothermia from exposure to extreme cold temperatures; overexertion when removing snow; and injury from hazardous driving conditions to snow blowers.
1/23/2015 As Cases of MRSA Climb on Long Island, Stony Brook Children's Expert Eases Concerns The number of students at Rocky Point High School confirmed with cases of the bacterial infection known as MRSA is now up to five, according to the school's Superintendent Michael F. Ring.
1/23/2015 Stony Brook Children's Doc Urges Families to Get Vaccinated after Disney Measles Outbreak Seventy people have been infected in a measles outbreak that led California public health officials urging those who haven't been vaccinated against the disease, including children too young to be immunized, to avoid Disney parks where the spread originated back in December.
1/15/2015 Nationally Recognized Educator Named Dean of the School of Dental MedicineMary R. Truhlar, DDS, MS, a nationally recognized dental medicine educator, has been named Dean of the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine.
1/13/2015 Stony Brook Launches New Master's Degree in Applied Health Informatics The Stony Brook University School of Health Technology & Management is now offering a new Master's Degree in Applied Health Informatics for healthcare professionals. The development of the program is in response to urgent local and regional workforce demands and will foster telehealth services under New York State legislation passed this month that increases healthcare programs for rural communities, those with limited means, and patients suffering from chronic conditions.
1/13/2015 Stony Brook University Hospital and Southampton Hospital Can Move Forward with Affiliation Agreement Following Unanimous SUNY BOT VoteStony Brook University Hospital and Southampton Hospital can move forward with a proposed affiliation agreement following a unanimous vote today at the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees meeting in Albany. The affiliation will enable the two hospitals to work more closely to improve healthcare quality and access, coordination and efficiency for patient care.
1/9/2015 Cancer Center Advances Research Program with New Pathology ExpertiseFour faculty recruited by the Department of Pathology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine within the past year bring additional expertise to the Stony Brook University Cancer Center research program to help advance the development of new and more effective targeted therapeutics for cancer.
1/9/2015 Co-Director of Heart Institute Named Member of National Cardiology BoardJaved Butler, MD, MPH, Chief of Cardiology and Co-Director of the Stony Brook University Heart Institute, has been named to the newly established Cardiology Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The role of the board is to define and assess the full scope of practice certification guidelines for the ABIM specialty.
1/7/2015 Bracing for a Tough Flu SeasonIn early December, the Center of Disease Control officials warned that the year's flu season could result in more fatalities than in other years. CDC Director Tom Frieden noted that the dominant flu strain circulating this season, H3N2, tends to lead to a greater number of hospitalizations and fatalities than other strains. About half of the flu samples tested in the early stages of this year's flu season were a new H3 subtype of the virus that this year's vaccine is not well prepared to fight.
12/23/2014 Physical Therapy Professor Takes U.S. National Amputee Soccer Team to World CupDr. Eric Lamberg, EdD, PT, an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy in the School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM) at Stony Brook University, led a group of 14 men from around the country to compete in the 2014 Amputee Soccer World Cup in Mexico this December. As head coach of the US National Amputee Soccer Team, Lamberg brought the team to new heights, as they advanced through several competitive rounds and finished the tournament ranked 12th of 30 teams worldwide.
12/19/2014 Stony Brook University's Top 14 Stories of 2014A recap of the top 14 stories for 2014 at Stony Brook University:
12/12/2014 Decking the Halls Safely During the HolidaysIt's the 'most wonderful time of the year' - but it is also one of the busiest times of year for the Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center at Stony Brook University Hospital. As the holidays approach, doctors at the Burn Center are urging people to take extra precautions and to eliminate potential dangers that could lead to serious burn injuries. "Between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, we see a significant increase in patients coming in with burns," said Steven Sandoval, MD, Medical Director, Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center, Stony Brook University Hospital. "Holiday celebrations should be full of joy, but if not careful, could quickly turn tragic." Dr. Sandoval says many of these burns and injuries can be preventable and shares some tips for a safe holiday season.
12/9/2014 Keeping Families Safe from the FluThe flu, or seasonal influenza virus, is extremely unpredictable. Its severity can vary widely from one season to the next depending on many things, including the strains of flu spreading, availability of vaccines, how many people get vaccinated and how well the flu vaccine is matched to the flu viruses circulating each season. For these reasons, especially with recent news out of the CDC last week, many may be wondering, "should I be concerned about this flu season?"
12/9/2014 Singer and 'Pretty Little Liars' Actress Spreads Holiday Cheer to Kids at Stony Brook Children's Hospital25-year-old Country singer and "Pretty Little Liars" actress (ABC Family) Lucy Hale visited patients at Stony Brook Children's Hospital on Monday, December 8th. Lucy delivered toys that were collected at the MyCountry96.1 FM's (JVC Broadcasting) 4th Annual Secret Holiday Show, signed autographs and took photos with the children.